IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa men’s basketball team hosts Indiana on Saturday, Feb. 17, for a Big Ten basketball game at 1:05 p.m. CT at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Hawkeyes (12-16, 3-12 Big Ten) have lost four straight games and are trying to avoid playing on the first day of the Big Ten Tournament. The bottom four teams in the league play on Day 1. Iowa is two games behind Wisconsin for the 10th spot and final bye out of the first day of games.
The Hoosiers (15-12, 8-7) have won three in a row, including a 78-68 victory over Illinois on Wednesday.
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Iowa-Indiana basketball game time, details
- Time: 1:05 p.m. CT tipoff
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 17
- Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
What TV channel is showing Iowa-Indiana?
WatchESPN will air the Iowa-Indiana game. Jason Benetti will call the action while Dan Dakich provides analysis.
How can I watch Iowa-Indiana online?
ESPN will stream the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa-Indiana on the radio?
In Iowa, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the Hawkeyes’ flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Bob Hansen as the color analyst. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
The TuneIn app also streams basketball games.
How can I buy Iowa-Indiana tickets?
Click here for ticket information from TicketCity.com.
When the teams met in December, Indiana picked up an easy 77-64 win. The Hoosiers led by as many as 22 points.
The good news for Iowa is this isn’t on the road, where the Hawkeyes have yet to win a Big Ten game. Turnovers and an inability to generate defensive stops were major issues in the first contest. Iowa committed 17 turnovers and allowed an easy path to the basket, allowing 36 points in the paint.
Guard Jordan Bohannon and forward Tyler Cook combined for only 16 points. It’s hard for Iowa to win when its top two scorers combine to shoot 37.5 percent.
Indiana is a sneaky defensive team. The Hoosiers are ranked No. 10 in the Big Ten in points allowed (69.4), but are ranked No. 51 nationally in the KenPom.com adjusted defensive metric (98.4). They aren’t the best defensive team in the league and Iowa has the chance to score on them, but they’re not as bad as their traditional stats may indicate.
The Hoosiers beat the Hawkeyes in December by spreading around the scoring. Four players scored in double figures. Only two, forward Juwan Morgan and guard Robert Johnson, average double figures in points. Morgan is the team’s best player, averaging 16.8 points and 7.4 rebounds.
This one could be entertaining to watch. Indiana isn’t afraid to get up and down the floor. Iowa thrives in that kind of game. The question is if the Hawkeyes can do enough to reverse the outcome.